Official Full Name
lipid phosphate phosphatase-related protein type 4
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the lipid phosphate phosphatase (LPP) family. LPPs catalyze the dephosphorylation of a number of bioactive lipid mediators that regulate a variety of cell functions. This protein is specifically expressed in neurons. It is located in the membranes of outgrowing axons and has been shown to be important for axonal outgrowth during development and regenerative sprouting. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
LPPR4; lipid phosphate phosphatase-related protein type 4; plasticity related gene 1; plasticity-related gene 1 protein; brain-specific phosphatidic acid phosphatase-like protein 1; LPR4; PHP1; PRG1; PRG-1; RP4-788L13.1; KIAA0455